Courtesy of some spooky shale.
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Out of the wild
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Our reporters deliver the latest on autonomous vehicles.
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A little gross, and totally amazing.
Hello, hairy little guy
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Unraveling a mystery about a spider that makes spider-shaped decoys in its web.
How a Mark Twain festival is helping researchers learn about frogs
Find out how these arachnids avoid getting trapped in their goo.
Where do transposons do their transposing?
Elite basketball players benefit from having less stretch.
Bungee jumpers use rubber cords to absorb the force of their fall; in Vanuatu, they use vines
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It might be a completely new species--a very tricky new species.
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